Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Via Dan Gillmor, a link to this Poynter report on Viewtron, Knight Ridder's pioneering online news service (long before HTML and pretty much before AOL, too). I've had lots of friends and colleagues over the years who spent a few years working for Viewtron; when it folded they ended up at The Herald (Viewtron's offices were in Miami Beach across the causeway) or other KR properties. It was interesting times.
Reminded me of another early Knight service, a newspaper (Miami Herald) delivered by radio facsimile, actually produced and delivered for a few months in the late 1940s. I couldn't believe it when I found those old clips. Amazing.


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